Sessions is too nice and Huber is too slow

September 5, 2018 |

Perhaps one problem with Attorney General Jeff Sessions is that he’s just too darn nice.

I’ve said that although it breaks my heart to acknowledge this, as Sessions is a friend of mine, he really does need to go.  (And, yes, as I’ve mentioned before, the President does reportedly have in his desk a signed resignation letter from Sessions.  Perhaps Trump is just waiting for what he considers to be the right moment to dig it out.)  A lot of theories concerning Sessions have been advanced –- including some dark conspiracy theories –- as to why Sessions hasn’t taken the reins at the Justice Department and guided it towards actual justice, but attorney Victoria Toensing, partner at the law firm diGenova & Toensing, may have nailed it.

“He’s a Southern gentleman,” she said in an interview with Lou Dobbs.  “He doesn’t know how to kill at all.”  It will take new leadership at the Justice Department, she said, because he’s clearly not fit for the job.

“Republicans have never known how to kill,” she elaborated.  “You’ve got to know how to kill.”



Okay, that’s pretty blunt.  But she’s right that politics is a full-contact sport.  As I’ve said many times, you don’t want to run for office unless you can stand the sight of your own blood, and lots of it.

Toensing’s observation made me think back to when Sessions was being grilled at his confirmation hearings by California Sen. Kamala Harris.  As I recall, this barracuda was incredibly rude to him, repeatedly attacking him and interrupting him before he even had a chance to respond.  (And, yes, I’d be saying the exactly same thing about Harris’ conduct if she were a male barracuda.)  The slow-talking Sessions could barely get a word out.  My impression was that Sessions had the demeanor of Stan Laurel being verbally pounded by Oliver Hardy --- just not able to stand up to it.

At the same time, I would politely (being a Southern gentleman myself) disagree with Toensing over her characterization of Southern gentlemen.  When a cause is near and dear, we stand up and fight for it with all we’ve got, as a matter of principle.  Now, curiously, Sessions is a gentleman, and he is definitely Southern, being from Alabama, but his seeming passivity just doesn’t fit the profile.  That’s one thing that is so confounding about this.

Now, I love that in 2018, with unbelievable crassness everywhere you look, someone still exhibits gentlemanly airs.  I genuinely admire Sessions for that, but at the same time, whoever heads up the Justice Department in this day and age, with the huge swamp that needs draining, needs to show some power and fury, whether Miss Manners approves or not.  It’s as I’ve said:  the attorney general needs to kick down doors and overturn desks.  It appears Sessions is just too reserved to do that.  He’s a fine man in the wrong job.

And he showed a spectacular failure by not advising President Trump BEFORE taking the job that, having been a part of Trump’s campaign, he would have to recuse himself from investigations that touched on the campaign, including the Russia probe.  Certainly, as Trump has said, he would never in this world have put Sessions in that position if he’d known that was going to happen.

In March of this year, Sessions tried to offer reassurance that something would be done to drain the swamp by announcing that U.S. Attorney John Huber of Utah would be investigating the Obama DOJ’s surveillance abuses and the Uranium One deal.  The idea was to get that investigation out of Washington DC and quietly start getting to the bottom of the corruption.  Well, it’s been TOO quiet, for too many months.  When Bruce Ohr testified last week before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, he revealed some stunning news:  that he still hasn’t even been contacted by Huber.  Tell me, how is Huber supposed to investigate surveillance abuses at the Justice Department without talking to Ohr when Ohr was intimately involved (his wife, too) in getting the Christopher Steele “dossier,” which was really nothing more than a pile of trashy oppo research, to the FBI?


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By the way, Ohr hasn’t been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller, either.  That’s not quite as surprising, given what we know to be Mueller’s real focus (getting Trump), but, still.

Huber should be doing exactly what the Republicans are trying to do:  examine Bruce and Nellie Ohr’s role in getting the dossier to the FBI.  Apparently the oversight committees learned a lot from him during last week’s closed-door hearing.  Remember, it’s the dossier that was used as the pretense to get a warrant to conduct surveillance on associates of the Trump campaign.  Huber won’t get the complete story on surveillance abuse without talking to both of them.


OUR TOP STORY:  Breaks my heart to say it, but Sessions needs to go

It seems that Republicans in Washington are going to have to help him by doing much of his job for him and passing along their findings to Salt Lake City. 

As Debra Heine at PJ media reminds us, many people are counting on Huber for justice; they imagine him “quietly gathering a damning mountain of evidence that is going to blow the deep state conspiracy wide open with massive amounts of collateral damage in and out of government – right before the election.”  Well, at this point, it sure doesn’t look promising.  If Huber hasn’t even talked with Bruce and Nellie Ohr yet, he’s still got a long way to go in his investigation.

And that’s if it’s even a serious investigation.

This gets worse.  Toensing also said Huber hasn’t contacted her client, whistleblower Doug Campbell, in the Uranium One case.

She called this investigation “a Potemkin village.”  And, wow, is that ever descriptive; if you’re not familiar, Merriam-Webster defines it as “an impressive facade or show designed to to hide an undesirable fact or condition.”  (I have to say, we do see these often in politics.)  The term is derived from the name Grigori Potemkin, who supposedly built impressive fake villages along the route Catherine the Great was supposed to travel.  I’d hate to think the show of draining the swamp may be no more real than those fake villages flanking the Volga River, but who knows?

Toensing had a message for congressional Republicans:  that they’ve been “snookered.”

When she said Republicans didn’t know how to kill, Dobbs’ reply was just as blunt.  “They don’t even know how to WOUND!” he said.  “What would it take for anyone of conscience in that Department of Justice, any one of our congressmen, our senators, Republicans, to say ‘this—this special counsel is a sad, pathetic joke and it is tearing the nation to pieces and it’s got to end and NOW!’?  Why is there not a single voice, other than that of the President here?”


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Speaking of Uranium One, Dick Morris, in a column for the Western Journal, cited Toensing’s observation that Huber hasn’t yet interviewed Campbell, the FBI undercover informant who infiltrated the Russian company Uranium One.  One of Huber’s tasks is to investigate the Clinton Foundation and any pay-for-play scandals that related to Hillary’s role as Secretary of State.  So, come on.

Tony Podesta, brother and former business partner of Hillary’s campaign manager John Podesta, was paid $180,000 by Uranium One to lobby –- successfully, as it turned out –- for Clinton’s approval of its acquisition of 20 percent of U.S. uranium mines, something very important to Vladimir Putin.  Former President Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Russia just a few weeks before Hillary was to vote on the measure.  Morris also mentioned that in pursuing the deal with Hillary, Moscow infiltrated her political apparatus with ten spies who were passed off as Americans.  And according to the New York Times (!), the Clinton Foundation got $145 million from interests linked to Uranium One.  This was a huge deal for the Russians.

In his work for Uranium One, Tony Podesta never registered as an agent of a foreign power as required under law by the FARA statute, but he has not been indicted, at least not yet.  But Paul Manafort was indicted for the same crime by the special counsel and faces prosecution soon.  If Hillary accepted bribes, as it certainly appears she did, what are the odds that any indictments will come of that?

(By the way, speaking of Uranium One, Gregg Jarrett has an informative chapter about it in his book THE RUSSIA HOAX.  I’ll be writing more about that soon.)

We do need a new attorney general, and it’s got to be someone who can take off the gloves.  That’s so he can really fight –- and also tie the blindfold back on Lady Justice.

 

https://pjmedia.com/video/victoria-toensing-slams-u-s-attorney-john-hubers-sham-potemkin-investigation/

https://www.westernjournal.com/dick-morris-clintons-ties-uranium-scandal-continue-grow/

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  • Truthification Chronicles

    09/05/2018 11:18 AM

    I think you're missing a few things about this matter.

    1. Jeff Sessions' nickname in Alabama is the "Silent Executioner." Don't underestimate this man. He's the one who had to sign off on all those DOJ and FBI people who have been FIRED within the last year or so. If nothing else, the man has been cleaning out the swamp in the DOJ and FBI, which is quite valuable to the American people if we ever expect the rule of law to be restored.

    2. I think your logic about Huber is flawed in a couple of ways. First, "Huber is not doing anything because we don't see anything happening." Go to Pacer dot gov and look at the huge increase in sealed indictments that have been put on dockets since November. The increase is significant (average 92 per month versus 5000 per month) and shouldn't be disregarded. Besides, it's not valid to assume that because you personally don't see something that nothing is going on. It's simply not logical because of the DOJ policy to not speak about ongoing investigations. We shouldn't hear anything about ongoing investigations or about sealed indictments because that is what an honest justice department does. They keep the investigations quiet (and I believe it's illegal to reveal the contents of a sealed indictment before it's unsealed).

    3. Secondly, Huber has been empaneling grand juries since November (as per the March 29, 2018 letter by Jeff Sessions, unless you think Sessions is lying about this). Huber and his team only have to persuade the grand jury that these people likely committed the crime (probable cause). That's all it takes for a grand jury to indict someone, and it doesn't have to be unanimous. It is a majority vote. So, let me ask you, if you were trying to round up a plethora of criminals that were all intertwined in their crimes and you had sufficient text messages, emails, and other written documents that give probable cause, would you put out indictments as you got them or would you seal the indictments and wait to indict them all at the same time so you don't miss any? This is what sealed indictments are for (as per the Legal Beagle website definition: "A sealed indictment will stop the suspect from discovering that he's being investigated and fleeing the jurisdiction. The grand jury may also return a sealed indictment to protect the identities of witnesses or to buy time so the police can investigate people complicit in crimes."). And would you need to interview witnesses if the documentation evidence was sufficient to prove probable cause? It seems to me if the indictment is sealed, then the fact that specific witnesses were interviewed would also be sealed or that would not protect witnesses...it would also make it pretty obvious to the indicted person that they were the target if the names were released. So again, the idea that we haven't heard about Huber interviewing these people doesn't seem odd to me on any level and it doesn't indicate to me that Huber's not doing his work.

  • Norman R Able

    09/05/2018 11:17 AM

    I believe it is great to be in the thick of the fight in the Lord's army. To draw the devil's heaviest guns, to have him at you with depression, discouragement, slander & disease! Is this the time to mourn & be defeated. No, sir, that's the time to pull out the stops & go ahead. And they will see WHO is with us, as they see our unlimited resources, & the impossibility of failure. We are not going to run away, we are going to STAND, Stand in the face of opposition because evidently when we are faithful to God, He is even more faithful, and the thing we have prayed about, the thing we have dreamed about, the thing we have dared to attempt, God vindicates overwhelmingly. Lord bless all your endeavors for Him, Norm Able

  • Linda Derych

    09/05/2018 11:15 AM

    My husband, Don Derych (Blind Mart business owner who put in the shutters at Sarah Sander's Little Rock home before she moved to Washington) thinks that President Trump is just waiting until after the November election to fire Sessions. I hope this is true. Sessions is the most ineffective leader of the Justice department ever! Don says, President Trump is a super smart Buisness man and has a game plan to end all of this nonsense on Russian collusion. I know with Jay Skekalow by his side things will get done ! Also, I hope Senator Grassley will clear out all non essential people and spectators from the supreme court hearing because it is turning into a zoo. Plus Senator Grassley needs to take away some time from the democrat's who have continually interupted the procedure with their pre planned antics! We love how well Sarah is doing her job, and the poise and composure she exibits when dealing with the press ! Give her our Best Regards, Linda and Don Derych

  • Barbara Senske

    09/05/2018 11:15 AM

    Governor Christie would be the opposite of Jeff Sessions. If he had been AG from day one, things would be SO much different....no special counsel to start with... and Christie would be looking into - oh, SO many "irregularities" regarding the Clintons, the Podestas, Comey, Rosenstein, Ohr, and on and on..... He would be like an alpha pitbull, not a helpless puppy.

  • Stephen H. Thomas

    09/05/2018 11:06 AM

    Thank God for Mike Huckabee!!! I actually watched the "lame stream media" news yesterday (the first time in a looong time) because I live in Pascagoula, MS and we had the storm bearing down on us yesterday. The media does not inform me as you do. I wish you would tell those guys at TBN to launch a 24 hour news channel with news fit to watch.
    Anyway, regarding your article... I agree with you and Toensing that the RINOs, including Sessions, are ineffective. Let me put it in another light.
    These guys are standing around like the little boy with his hands in his pockets. His daddy had cut holes in his pockets because they were too poor to buy the little boy something to play with!!!
    I know... that was a little... uhhh... off color. But, its just about the truth of the matter. I am getting so disgusted and frustrated with these self serving creatures... in the words of Captain Wallace Binghamton... "I could just scream!!!"
    ST

  • Sandra Gale Smith

    09/05/2018 11:04 AM

    I am so disillusioned with the America I love right now. I have always trusted in elected and appointed officials to do the right things and mete out equal justice under the law, and now I don't. Sad, discouraged and fearful for my America!

  • Grace Barbera-Bryson

    09/05/2018 11:01 AM

    I usually agree w/ you but you are DEAD WRONG on this - prob because you are actually nice. it is beyond obvious that sessions is the king of the deep swamp based on his behavior. If we were a man of law and order and justice and for we the people he would have fired all obamaites when he walked in like Regan did. After see the huge conflicts and runaway Mueller investigation he would have fired rosenstein and surely appointed a second counsel. How is Bruce Orr and so many others still there. It is clear that he was planted there by the swamp because "sweet southern gentleman sewer sessions" could never be suspected of working deep in the swamp WAKE UP - HE IS A HUGE PART OF THE TAKE DOWN TRUMP

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    09/05/2018 10:34 AM

    NICE????????? I understand he is your friend. But his first act in office was to make the asset forfeture laws even worse for Americans. It is very clearly unconstitutional to take anyone's property without due process!!!! That is NOT nice! Nor is it legal.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/05/2018 10:33 AM

    Damn his nice, BUT No action& No getting after probes that should be in place for Hillary etc.
    Nice is fine for publicity & customer service BUT actions say ALL>
    Judge Jeannie mentioned a Vacancies Act which Trump can appoint Temp AG & remove Sessions.
    Hope so, like to see action

Sessions is too nice and Huber is too slow

September 5, 2018 |

Perhaps one problem with Attorney General Jeff Sessions is that he’s just too darn nice.

I’ve said that although it breaks my heart to acknowledge this, as Sessions is a friend of mine, he really does need to go.  (And, yes, as I’ve mentioned before, the President does reportedly have in his desk a signed resignation letter from Sessions.  Perhaps Trump is just waiting for what he considers to be the right moment to dig it out.)  A lot of theories concerning Sessions have been advanced –- including some dark conspiracy theories –- as to why Sessions hasn’t taken the reins at the Justice Department and guided it towards actual justice, but attorney Victoria Toensing, partner at the law firm diGenova & Toensing, may have nailed it.

“He’s a Southern gentleman,” she said in an interview with Lou Dobbs.  “He doesn’t know how to kill at all.”  It will take new leadership at the Justice Department, she said, because he’s clearly not fit for the job.

“Republicans have never known how to kill,” she elaborated.  “You’ve got to know how to kill.”



Okay, that’s pretty blunt.  But she’s right that politics is a full-contact sport.  As I’ve said many times, you don’t want to run for office unless you can stand the sight of your own blood, and lots of it.

Toensing’s observation made me think back to when Sessions was being grilled at his confirmation hearings by California Sen. Kamala Harris.  As I recall, this barracuda was incredibly rude to him, repeatedly attacking him and interrupting him before he even had a chance to respond.  (And, yes, I’d be saying the exactly same thing about Harris’ conduct if she were a male barracuda.)  The slow-talking Sessions could barely get a word out.  My impression was that Sessions had the demeanor of Stan Laurel being verbally pounded by Oliver Hardy --- just not able to stand up to it.

At the same time, I would politely (being a Southern gentleman myself) disagree with Toensing over her characterization of Southern gentlemen.  When a cause is near and dear, we stand up and fight for it with all we’ve got, as a matter of principle.  Now, curiously, Sessions is a gentleman, and he is definitely Southern, being from Alabama, but his seeming passivity just doesn’t fit the profile.  That’s one thing that is so confounding about this.

Now, I love that in 2018, with unbelievable crassness everywhere you look, someone still exhibits gentlemanly airs.  I genuinely admire Sessions for that, but at the same time, whoever heads up the Justice Department in this day and age, with the huge swamp that needs draining, needs to show some power and fury, whether Miss Manners approves or not.  It’s as I’ve said:  the attorney general needs to kick down doors and overturn desks.  It appears Sessions is just too reserved to do that.  He’s a fine man in the wrong job.

And he showed a spectacular failure by not advising President Trump BEFORE taking the job that, having been a part of Trump’s campaign, he would have to recuse himself from investigations that touched on the campaign, including the Russia probe.  Certainly, as Trump has said, he would never in this world have put Sessions in that position if he’d known that was going to happen.

In March of this year, Sessions tried to offer reassurance that something would be done to drain the swamp by announcing that U.S. Attorney John Huber of Utah would be investigating the Obama DOJ’s surveillance abuses and the Uranium One deal.  The idea was to get that investigation out of Washington DC and quietly start getting to the bottom of the corruption.  Well, it’s been TOO quiet, for too many months.  When Bruce Ohr testified last week before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, he revealed some stunning news:  that he still hasn’t even been contacted by Huber.  Tell me, how is Huber supposed to investigate surveillance abuses at the Justice Department without talking to Ohr when Ohr was intimately involved (his wife, too) in getting the Christopher Steele “dossier,” which was really nothing more than a pile of trashy oppo research, to the FBI?


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By the way, Ohr hasn’t been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller, either.  That’s not quite as surprising, given what we know to be Mueller’s real focus (getting Trump), but, still.

Huber should be doing exactly what the Republicans are trying to do:  examine Bruce and Nellie Ohr’s role in getting the dossier to the FBI.  Apparently the oversight committees learned a lot from him during last week’s closed-door hearing.  Remember, it’s the dossier that was used as the pretense to get a warrant to conduct surveillance on associates of the Trump campaign.  Huber won’t get the complete story on surveillance abuse without talking to both of them.


OUR TOP STORY:  Breaks my heart to say it, but Sessions needs to go

It seems that Republicans in Washington are going to have to help him by doing much of his job for him and passing along their findings to Salt Lake City. 

As Debra Heine at PJ media reminds us, many people are counting on Huber for justice; they imagine him “quietly gathering a damning mountain of evidence that is going to blow the deep state conspiracy wide open with massive amounts of collateral damage in and out of government – right before the election.”  Well, at this point, it sure doesn’t look promising.  If Huber hasn’t even talked with Bruce and Nellie Ohr yet, he’s still got a long way to go in his investigation.

And that’s if it’s even a serious investigation.

This gets worse.  Toensing also said Huber hasn’t contacted her client, whistleblower Doug Campbell, in the Uranium One case.

She called this investigation “a Potemkin village.”  And, wow, is that ever descriptive; if you’re not familiar, Merriam-Webster defines it as “an impressive facade or show designed to to hide an undesirable fact or condition.”  (I have to say, we do see these often in politics.)  The term is derived from the name Grigori Potemkin, who supposedly built impressive fake villages along the route Catherine the Great was supposed to travel.  I’d hate to think the show of draining the swamp may be no more real than those fake villages flanking the Volga River, but who knows?

Toensing had a message for congressional Republicans:  that they’ve been “snookered.”

When she said Republicans didn’t know how to kill, Dobbs’ reply was just as blunt.  “They don’t even know how to WOUND!” he said.  “What would it take for anyone of conscience in that Department of Justice, any one of our congressmen, our senators, Republicans, to say ‘this—this special counsel is a sad, pathetic joke and it is tearing the nation to pieces and it’s got to end and NOW!’?  Why is there not a single voice, other than that of the President here?”


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Speaking of Uranium One, Dick Morris, in a column for the Western Journal, cited Toensing’s observation that Huber hasn’t yet interviewed Campbell, the FBI undercover informant who infiltrated the Russian company Uranium One.  One of Huber’s tasks is to investigate the Clinton Foundation and any pay-for-play scandals that related to Hillary’s role as Secretary of State.  So, come on.

Tony Podesta, brother and former business partner of Hillary’s campaign manager John Podesta, was paid $180,000 by Uranium One to lobby –- successfully, as it turned out –- for Clinton’s approval of its acquisition of 20 percent of U.S. uranium mines, something very important to Vladimir Putin.  Former President Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Russia just a few weeks before Hillary was to vote on the measure.  Morris also mentioned that in pursuing the deal with Hillary, Moscow infiltrated her political apparatus with ten spies who were passed off as Americans.  And according to the New York Times (!), the Clinton Foundation got $145 million from interests linked to Uranium One.  This was a huge deal for the Russians.

In his work for Uranium One, Tony Podesta never registered as an agent of a foreign power as required under law by the FARA statute, but he has not been indicted, at least not yet.  But Paul Manafort was indicted for the same crime by the special counsel and faces prosecution soon.  If Hillary accepted bribes, as it certainly appears she did, what are the odds that any indictments will come of that?

(By the way, speaking of Uranium One, Gregg Jarrett has an informative chapter about it in his book THE RUSSIA HOAX.  I’ll be writing more about that soon.)

We do need a new attorney general, and it’s got to be someone who can take off the gloves.  That’s so he can really fight –- and also tie the blindfold back on Lady Justice.

 

https://pjmedia.com/video/victoria-toensing-slams-u-s-attorney-john-hubers-sham-potemkin-investigation/

https://www.westernjournal.com/dick-morris-clintons-ties-uranium-scandal-continue-grow/

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Comments 26-34 of 34

  • Truthification Chronicles

    09/05/2018 11:18 AM

    I think you're missing a few things about this matter.

    1. Jeff Sessions' nickname in Alabama is the "Silent Executioner." Don't underestimate this man. He's the one who had to sign off on all those DOJ and FBI people who have been FIRED within the last year or so. If nothing else, the man has been cleaning out the swamp in the DOJ and FBI, which is quite valuable to the American people if we ever expect the rule of law to be restored.

    2. I think your logic about Huber is flawed in a couple of ways. First, "Huber is not doing anything because we don't see anything happening." Go to Pacer dot gov and look at the huge increase in sealed indictments that have been put on dockets since November. The increase is significant (average 92 per month versus 5000 per month) and shouldn't be disregarded. Besides, it's not valid to assume that because you personally don't see something that nothing is going on. It's simply not logical because of the DOJ policy to not speak about ongoing investigations. We shouldn't hear anything about ongoing investigations or about sealed indictments because that is what an honest justice department does. They keep the investigations quiet (and I believe it's illegal to reveal the contents of a sealed indictment before it's unsealed).

    3. Secondly, Huber has been empaneling grand juries since November (as per the March 29, 2018 letter by Jeff Sessions, unless you think Sessions is lying about this). Huber and his team only have to persuade the grand jury that these people likely committed the crime (probable cause). That's all it takes for a grand jury to indict someone, and it doesn't have to be unanimous. It is a majority vote. So, let me ask you, if you were trying to round up a plethora of criminals that were all intertwined in their crimes and you had sufficient text messages, emails, and other written documents that give probable cause, would you put out indictments as you got them or would you seal the indictments and wait to indict them all at the same time so you don't miss any? This is what sealed indictments are for (as per the Legal Beagle website definition: "A sealed indictment will stop the suspect from discovering that he's being investigated and fleeing the jurisdiction. The grand jury may also return a sealed indictment to protect the identities of witnesses or to buy time so the police can investigate people complicit in crimes."). And would you need to interview witnesses if the documentation evidence was sufficient to prove probable cause? It seems to me if the indictment is sealed, then the fact that specific witnesses were interviewed would also be sealed or that would not protect witnesses...it would also make it pretty obvious to the indicted person that they were the target if the names were released. So again, the idea that we haven't heard about Huber interviewing these people doesn't seem odd to me on any level and it doesn't indicate to me that Huber's not doing his work.

  • Norman R Able

    09/05/2018 11:17 AM

    I believe it is great to be in the thick of the fight in the Lord's army. To draw the devil's heaviest guns, to have him at you with depression, discouragement, slander & disease! Is this the time to mourn & be defeated. No, sir, that's the time to pull out the stops & go ahead. And they will see WHO is with us, as they see our unlimited resources, & the impossibility of failure. We are not going to run away, we are going to STAND, Stand in the face of opposition because evidently when we are faithful to God, He is even more faithful, and the thing we have prayed about, the thing we have dreamed about, the thing we have dared to attempt, God vindicates overwhelmingly. Lord bless all your endeavors for Him, Norm Able

  • Linda Derych

    09/05/2018 11:15 AM

    My husband, Don Derych (Blind Mart business owner who put in the shutters at Sarah Sander's Little Rock home before she moved to Washington) thinks that President Trump is just waiting until after the November election to fire Sessions. I hope this is true. Sessions is the most ineffective leader of the Justice department ever! Don says, President Trump is a super smart Buisness man and has a game plan to end all of this nonsense on Russian collusion. I know with Jay Skekalow by his side things will get done ! Also, I hope Senator Grassley will clear out all non essential people and spectators from the supreme court hearing because it is turning into a zoo. Plus Senator Grassley needs to take away some time from the democrat's who have continually interupted the procedure with their pre planned antics! We love how well Sarah is doing her job, and the poise and composure she exibits when dealing with the press ! Give her our Best Regards, Linda and Don Derych

  • Barbara Senske

    09/05/2018 11:15 AM

    Governor Christie would be the opposite of Jeff Sessions. If he had been AG from day one, things would be SO much different....no special counsel to start with... and Christie would be looking into - oh, SO many "irregularities" regarding the Clintons, the Podestas, Comey, Rosenstein, Ohr, and on and on..... He would be like an alpha pitbull, not a helpless puppy.

  • Stephen H. Thomas

    09/05/2018 11:06 AM

    Thank God for Mike Huckabee!!! I actually watched the "lame stream media" news yesterday (the first time in a looong time) because I live in Pascagoula, MS and we had the storm bearing down on us yesterday. The media does not inform me as you do. I wish you would tell those guys at TBN to launch a 24 hour news channel with news fit to watch.
    Anyway, regarding your article... I agree with you and Toensing that the RINOs, including Sessions, are ineffective. Let me put it in another light.
    These guys are standing around like the little boy with his hands in his pockets. His daddy had cut holes in his pockets because they were too poor to buy the little boy something to play with!!!
    I know... that was a little... uhhh... off color. But, its just about the truth of the matter. I am getting so disgusted and frustrated with these self serving creatures... in the words of Captain Wallace Binghamton... "I could just scream!!!"
    ST

  • Sandra Gale Smith

    09/05/2018 11:04 AM

    I am so disillusioned with the America I love right now. I have always trusted in elected and appointed officials to do the right things and mete out equal justice under the law, and now I don't. Sad, discouraged and fearful for my America!

  • Grace Barbera-Bryson

    09/05/2018 11:01 AM

    I usually agree w/ you but you are DEAD WRONG on this - prob because you are actually nice. it is beyond obvious that sessions is the king of the deep swamp based on his behavior. If we were a man of law and order and justice and for we the people he would have fired all obamaites when he walked in like Regan did. After see the huge conflicts and runaway Mueller investigation he would have fired rosenstein and surely appointed a second counsel. How is Bruce Orr and so many others still there. It is clear that he was planted there by the swamp because "sweet southern gentleman sewer sessions" could never be suspected of working deep in the swamp WAKE UP - HE IS A HUGE PART OF THE TAKE DOWN TRUMP

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    09/05/2018 10:34 AM

    NICE????????? I understand he is your friend. But his first act in office was to make the asset forfeture laws even worse for Americans. It is very clearly unconstitutional to take anyone's property without due process!!!! That is NOT nice! Nor is it legal.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/05/2018 10:33 AM

    Damn his nice, BUT No action& No getting after probes that should be in place for Hillary etc.
    Nice is fine for publicity & customer service BUT actions say ALL>
    Judge Jeannie mentioned a Vacancies Act which Trump can appoint Temp AG & remove Sessions.
    Hope so, like to see action

Sessions is too nice and Huber is too slow

September 5, 2018 |

Perhaps one problem with Attorney General Jeff Sessions is that he’s just too darn nice.

I’ve said that although it breaks my heart to acknowledge this, as Sessions is a friend of mine, he really does need to go.  (And, yes, as I’ve mentioned before, the President does reportedly have in his desk a signed resignation letter from Sessions.  Perhaps Trump is just waiting for what he considers to be the right moment to dig it out.)  A lot of theories concerning Sessions have been advanced –- including some dark conspiracy theories –- as to why Sessions hasn’t taken the reins at the Justice Department and guided it towards actual justice, but attorney Victoria Toensing, partner at the law firm diGenova & Toensing, may have nailed it.

“He’s a Southern gentleman,” she said in an interview with Lou Dobbs.  “He doesn’t know how to kill at all.”  It will take new leadership at the Justice Department, she said, because he’s clearly not fit for the job.

“Republicans have never known how to kill,” she elaborated.  “You’ve got to know how to kill.”



Okay, that’s pretty blunt.  But she’s right that politics is a full-contact sport.  As I’ve said many times, you don’t want to run for office unless you can stand the sight of your own blood, and lots of it.

Toensing’s observation made me think back to when Sessions was being grilled at his confirmation hearings by California Sen. Kamala Harris.  As I recall, this barracuda was incredibly rude to him, repeatedly attacking him and interrupting him before he even had a chance to respond.  (And, yes, I’d be saying the exactly same thing about Harris’ conduct if she were a male barracuda.)  The slow-talking Sessions could barely get a word out.  My impression was that Sessions had the demeanor of Stan Laurel being verbally pounded by Oliver Hardy --- just not able to stand up to it.

At the same time, I would politely (being a Southern gentleman myself) disagree with Toensing over her characterization of Southern gentlemen.  When a cause is near and dear, we stand up and fight for it with all we’ve got, as a matter of principle.  Now, curiously, Sessions is a gentleman, and he is definitely Southern, being from Alabama, but his seeming passivity just doesn’t fit the profile.  That’s one thing that is so confounding about this.

Now, I love that in 2018, with unbelievable crassness everywhere you look, someone still exhibits gentlemanly airs.  I genuinely admire Sessions for that, but at the same time, whoever heads up the Justice Department in this day and age, with the huge swamp that needs draining, needs to show some power and fury, whether Miss Manners approves or not.  It’s as I’ve said:  the attorney general needs to kick down doors and overturn desks.  It appears Sessions is just too reserved to do that.  He’s a fine man in the wrong job.

And he showed a spectacular failure by not advising President Trump BEFORE taking the job that, having been a part of Trump’s campaign, he would have to recuse himself from investigations that touched on the campaign, including the Russia probe.  Certainly, as Trump has said, he would never in this world have put Sessions in that position if he’d known that was going to happen.

In March of this year, Sessions tried to offer reassurance that something would be done to drain the swamp by announcing that U.S. Attorney John Huber of Utah would be investigating the Obama DOJ’s surveillance abuses and the Uranium One deal.  The idea was to get that investigation out of Washington DC and quietly start getting to the bottom of the corruption.  Well, it’s been TOO quiet, for too many months.  When Bruce Ohr testified last week before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, he revealed some stunning news:  that he still hasn’t even been contacted by Huber.  Tell me, how is Huber supposed to investigate surveillance abuses at the Justice Department without talking to Ohr when Ohr was intimately involved (his wife, too) in getting the Christopher Steele “dossier,” which was really nothing more than a pile of trashy oppo research, to the FBI?


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By the way, Ohr hasn’t been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller, either.  That’s not quite as surprising, given what we know to be Mueller’s real focus (getting Trump), but, still.

Huber should be doing exactly what the Republicans are trying to do:  examine Bruce and Nellie Ohr’s role in getting the dossier to the FBI.  Apparently the oversight committees learned a lot from him during last week’s closed-door hearing.  Remember, it’s the dossier that was used as the pretense to get a warrant to conduct surveillance on associates of the Trump campaign.  Huber won’t get the complete story on surveillance abuse without talking to both of them.


OUR TOP STORY:  Breaks my heart to say it, but Sessions needs to go

It seems that Republicans in Washington are going to have to help him by doing much of his job for him and passing along their findings to Salt Lake City. 

As Debra Heine at PJ media reminds us, many people are counting on Huber for justice; they imagine him “quietly gathering a damning mountain of evidence that is going to blow the deep state conspiracy wide open with massive amounts of collateral damage in and out of government – right before the election.”  Well, at this point, it sure doesn’t look promising.  If Huber hasn’t even talked with Bruce and Nellie Ohr yet, he’s still got a long way to go in his investigation.

And that’s if it’s even a serious investigation.

This gets worse.  Toensing also said Huber hasn’t contacted her client, whistleblower Doug Campbell, in the Uranium One case.

She called this investigation “a Potemkin village.”  And, wow, is that ever descriptive; if you’re not familiar, Merriam-Webster defines it as “an impressive facade or show designed to to hide an undesirable fact or condition.”  (I have to say, we do see these often in politics.)  The term is derived from the name Grigori Potemkin, who supposedly built impressive fake villages along the route Catherine the Great was supposed to travel.  I’d hate to think the show of draining the swamp may be no more real than those fake villages flanking the Volga River, but who knows?

Toensing had a message for congressional Republicans:  that they’ve been “snookered.”

When she said Republicans didn’t know how to kill, Dobbs’ reply was just as blunt.  “They don’t even know how to WOUND!” he said.  “What would it take for anyone of conscience in that Department of Justice, any one of our congressmen, our senators, Republicans, to say ‘this—this special counsel is a sad, pathetic joke and it is tearing the nation to pieces and it’s got to end and NOW!’?  Why is there not a single voice, other than that of the President here?”


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Speaking of Uranium One, Dick Morris, in a column for the Western Journal, cited Toensing’s observation that Huber hasn’t yet interviewed Campbell, the FBI undercover informant who infiltrated the Russian company Uranium One.  One of Huber’s tasks is to investigate the Clinton Foundation and any pay-for-play scandals that related to Hillary’s role as Secretary of State.  So, come on.

Tony Podesta, brother and former business partner of Hillary’s campaign manager John Podesta, was paid $180,000 by Uranium One to lobby –- successfully, as it turned out –- for Clinton’s approval of its acquisition of 20 percent of U.S. uranium mines, something very important to Vladimir Putin.  Former President Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Russia just a few weeks before Hillary was to vote on the measure.  Morris also mentioned that in pursuing the deal with Hillary, Moscow infiltrated her political apparatus with ten spies who were passed off as Americans.  And according to the New York Times (!), the Clinton Foundation got $145 million from interests linked to Uranium One.  This was a huge deal for the Russians.

In his work for Uranium One, Tony Podesta never registered as an agent of a foreign power as required under law by the FARA statute, but he has not been indicted, at least not yet.  But Paul Manafort was indicted for the same crime by the special counsel and faces prosecution soon.  If Hillary accepted bribes, as it certainly appears she did, what are the odds that any indictments will come of that?

(By the way, speaking of Uranium One, Gregg Jarrett has an informative chapter about it in his book THE RUSSIA HOAX.  I’ll be writing more about that soon.)

We do need a new attorney general, and it’s got to be someone who can take off the gloves.  That’s so he can really fight –- and also tie the blindfold back on Lady Justice.

 

https://pjmedia.com/video/victoria-toensing-slams-u-s-attorney-john-hubers-sham-potemkin-investigation/

https://www.westernjournal.com/dick-morris-clintons-ties-uranium-scandal-continue-grow/

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Comments 26-34 of 34

  • Truthification Chronicles

    09/05/2018 11:18 AM

    I think you're missing a few things about this matter.

    1. Jeff Sessions' nickname in Alabama is the "Silent Executioner." Don't underestimate this man. He's the one who had to sign off on all those DOJ and FBI people who have been FIRED within the last year or so. If nothing else, the man has been cleaning out the swamp in the DOJ and FBI, which is quite valuable to the American people if we ever expect the rule of law to be restored.

    2. I think your logic about Huber is flawed in a couple of ways. First, "Huber is not doing anything because we don't see anything happening." Go to Pacer dot gov and look at the huge increase in sealed indictments that have been put on dockets since November. The increase is significant (average 92 per month versus 5000 per month) and shouldn't be disregarded. Besides, it's not valid to assume that because you personally don't see something that nothing is going on. It's simply not logical because of the DOJ policy to not speak about ongoing investigations. We shouldn't hear anything about ongoing investigations or about sealed indictments because that is what an honest justice department does. They keep the investigations quiet (and I believe it's illegal to reveal the contents of a sealed indictment before it's unsealed).

    3. Secondly, Huber has been empaneling grand juries since November (as per the March 29, 2018 letter by Jeff Sessions, unless you think Sessions is lying about this). Huber and his team only have to persuade the grand jury that these people likely committed the crime (probable cause). That's all it takes for a grand jury to indict someone, and it doesn't have to be unanimous. It is a majority vote. So, let me ask you, if you were trying to round up a plethora of criminals that were all intertwined in their crimes and you had sufficient text messages, emails, and other written documents that give probable cause, would you put out indictments as you got them or would you seal the indictments and wait to indict them all at the same time so you don't miss any? This is what sealed indictments are for (as per the Legal Beagle website definition: "A sealed indictment will stop the suspect from discovering that he's being investigated and fleeing the jurisdiction. The grand jury may also return a sealed indictment to protect the identities of witnesses or to buy time so the police can investigate people complicit in crimes."). And would you need to interview witnesses if the documentation evidence was sufficient to prove probable cause? It seems to me if the indictment is sealed, then the fact that specific witnesses were interviewed would also be sealed or that would not protect witnesses...it would also make it pretty obvious to the indicted person that they were the target if the names were released. So again, the idea that we haven't heard about Huber interviewing these people doesn't seem odd to me on any level and it doesn't indicate to me that Huber's not doing his work.

  • Norman R Able

    09/05/2018 11:17 AM

    I believe it is great to be in the thick of the fight in the Lord's army. To draw the devil's heaviest guns, to have him at you with depression, discouragement, slander & disease! Is this the time to mourn & be defeated. No, sir, that's the time to pull out the stops & go ahead. And they will see WHO is with us, as they see our unlimited resources, & the impossibility of failure. We are not going to run away, we are going to STAND, Stand in the face of opposition because evidently when we are faithful to God, He is even more faithful, and the thing we have prayed about, the thing we have dreamed about, the thing we have dared to attempt, God vindicates overwhelmingly. Lord bless all your endeavors for Him, Norm Able

  • Linda Derych

    09/05/2018 11:15 AM

    My husband, Don Derych (Blind Mart business owner who put in the shutters at Sarah Sander's Little Rock home before she moved to Washington) thinks that President Trump is just waiting until after the November election to fire Sessions. I hope this is true. Sessions is the most ineffective leader of the Justice department ever! Don says, President Trump is a super smart Buisness man and has a game plan to end all of this nonsense on Russian collusion. I know with Jay Skekalow by his side things will get done ! Also, I hope Senator Grassley will clear out all non essential people and spectators from the supreme court hearing because it is turning into a zoo. Plus Senator Grassley needs to take away some time from the democrat's who have continually interupted the procedure with their pre planned antics! We love how well Sarah is doing her job, and the poise and composure she exibits when dealing with the press ! Give her our Best Regards, Linda and Don Derych

  • Barbara Senske

    09/05/2018 11:15 AM

    Governor Christie would be the opposite of Jeff Sessions. If he had been AG from day one, things would be SO much different....no special counsel to start with... and Christie would be looking into - oh, SO many "irregularities" regarding the Clintons, the Podestas, Comey, Rosenstein, Ohr, and on and on..... He would be like an alpha pitbull, not a helpless puppy.

  • Stephen H. Thomas

    09/05/2018 11:06 AM

    Thank God for Mike Huckabee!!! I actually watched the "lame stream media" news yesterday (the first time in a looong time) because I live in Pascagoula, MS and we had the storm bearing down on us yesterday. The media does not inform me as you do. I wish you would tell those guys at TBN to launch a 24 hour news channel with news fit to watch.
    Anyway, regarding your article... I agree with you and Toensing that the RINOs, including Sessions, are ineffective. Let me put it in another light.
    These guys are standing around like the little boy with his hands in his pockets. His daddy had cut holes in his pockets because they were too poor to buy the little boy something to play with!!!
    I know... that was a little... uhhh... off color. But, its just about the truth of the matter. I am getting so disgusted and frustrated with these self serving creatures... in the words of Captain Wallace Binghamton... "I could just scream!!!"
    ST

  • Sandra Gale Smith

    09/05/2018 11:04 AM

    I am so disillusioned with the America I love right now. I have always trusted in elected and appointed officials to do the right things and mete out equal justice under the law, and now I don't. Sad, discouraged and fearful for my America!

  • Grace Barbera-Bryson

    09/05/2018 11:01 AM

    I usually agree w/ you but you are DEAD WRONG on this - prob because you are actually nice. it is beyond obvious that sessions is the king of the deep swamp based on his behavior. If we were a man of law and order and justice and for we the people he would have fired all obamaites when he walked in like Regan did. After see the huge conflicts and runaway Mueller investigation he would have fired rosenstein and surely appointed a second counsel. How is Bruce Orr and so many others still there. It is clear that he was planted there by the swamp because "sweet southern gentleman sewer sessions" could never be suspected of working deep in the swamp WAKE UP - HE IS A HUGE PART OF THE TAKE DOWN TRUMP

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    09/05/2018 10:34 AM

    NICE????????? I understand he is your friend. But his first act in office was to make the asset forfeture laws even worse for Americans. It is very clearly unconstitutional to take anyone's property without due process!!!! That is NOT nice! Nor is it legal.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/05/2018 10:33 AM

    Damn his nice, BUT No action& No getting after probes that should be in place for Hillary etc.
    Nice is fine for publicity & customer service BUT actions say ALL>
    Judge Jeannie mentioned a Vacancies Act which Trump can appoint Temp AG & remove Sessions.
    Hope so, like to see action